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The death of distance

how the communications revolution will change our lives
  • 303 Pages
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Harvard Business School Press , Boston, Mass
Telecommunication, Telecommunication -- Social aspects, Telecommunication -- Foreca
StatementFrances Cairncross.
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LC ClassificationsHE7631 .C34 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 303 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL671619M
ISBN 100875848060
LC Control Number97017612

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